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Behind the Scenes at Operation Warrior Library

malmont23.jpgFor generations, soldiers have read books while stationed overseas. Now one author has built a literary supply chain connecting these soldiers directly with publishers and authors.

Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was Paul Malmont, novelist and founder of Operation Warrior Library. After finishing his first novel, Malmont (pictured, via James M. Graham) discovered that men and women serving overseas loved to read, often pooling their own money to buy books. During the show, Malmont explained how he used literary connections (and mediabistro.com’s GalleyCat) to send 2,000 books to soldiers.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview: “Last week we got a call from the Colonel’s wife, and she told us that audiobooks were really what was needed right now. When somebody gets injured on the battlefield, they get shipped right to a medical center and then evacuated right that day to a big hospital in Germany. They can’t bring anything with them…There’s nothing for them to do, once they are in the hospital while they are rehabilitating.” Keep reading for a list of all the participating authors…

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First Glimpse of Alice Sebold Film

9780316168816_154X233.jpgDirector Peter Jackson has released a trailer for his adaptation of Alice Sebold‘s bestselling novel, “The Lovely Bones.”

Jackson directed the acclaimed adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and the trailer showcases some of his trademark fantastical landscapes. The actors starring in the filmed version of the bestselling novel include Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci.

Here’s more from Paste Magazine: “The expansive cast is made up mostly of veterans, but the girl at the center is Saoirse Ronan, who was a knockout in another high-profile literary adaptation, Atonement. The trailer is a little exploitative (which the movie no doubt will be, too), but the earnest beauty is hard to resist.”

Spielberg & Jackson Team up for Tintin

The Guardian reports that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming up to bring the adventures of Tintin, Belgium’s famous globe-trotting reporter, to the big screen, the end of a 25 year hunt on Spielberg’s part to secure the rights to the comic strip character. Spielberg and Jackson will joint-produce three back-to-back features, based on Herge‘s comic book character, with each directing one film. It is as yet unclear who will direct the third movie. The films will be shot in 3-D, using motion capture technology, a technique by which an actor’s movements are recorded and used to create an animated character. Jackson used the technique on the Lord of the Rings films to create Gollum.

Production could begin as early as this autumn, when Spielberg has wrapped filming on Indiana Jones 4. Jackson is expected to complete production on The Lovely Bones, his adaptation of the Alice Sebold bestseller, at the end of this year.

Get Ready for Sebold’s Sophomore Effort

Rumors of a second novel from Alice Sebold have swirled for a few weeks now but USA TODAY confirms that the author of THE LOVELY BONES will be back on the publishing landscape. According to Little, Brown‘s fall catalog, the novel, due for publication on October 15, tells the story of a woman who “crosses a terrible boundary,” and a big clue is likely the book’s opening line: “When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily.” The print run is an eye-popping 750,000 copies, with no doubt galleys of the novel will disappear very, very quickly at BEA – where Sebold will be a featured speaker.

BEA Announces Speakers List

BookExpo America, taking place between June 1-3 at the Javits Center, has announced that documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Khaled Hosseini and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus will be among the many notable personalities who will be speaking at BEA this year. In announcing the lineup of guests for its well-known and popular Author Breakfast and Saturday Luncheon program, convention officials note that this year’s roster of speakers offers a broad spectrum of accomplished writers from many different fields of endeavor. “Unlike last year, when politics provided a theme for much of our programming, this year we are celebrating the writer and the book,” notes Lance Fensterman, Event Director for BEA. “This group of authors is as strong as any in recent memory at BEA and I’m exceptionally proud to present them to our audience of book lovers.”

The other speakers who will be participating in BEA’s special events programming are Alan Alda, Paul Coelho, Paul Krugman, Ian McEwan, Rosie O’Donnell, Alice Sebold, Lisa See, and Russell Simmons. Alan Greenspan was previously announced as BEA’s Conference Keynote speaker.